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        Best Anti-Aging Exfoliator 2015

        Dermalogica Daily Microfoliant

        Best Anti-Aging Exfoliator 2015
        WINNER 2015, 2010

        Dermalogica Daily Microfoliant

        A few drops of water turn this ultra-fine powder into a creamy paste, then nonabrasive rice bran whisks away dead cells. "It's great for anyone with clogged pores," says N.Y.C. dermatologist Rosemarie Ingleton. Plus, the scrub contains licorice-which evens skin tone-and green tea to protect skin from free radicals.

        $52
        Best Eye Cream 2015

        Revision Teamine

        Best Eye Cream 2015
        WINNER 2015

        Revision Teamine

        Whether Chinese takeout or a fussy newborn is to blame for your puffy eyes, this thick whip brightens things up with a

        one-two punch of “short and long-term benefits,” says Dr. Susan Binder. Mica reflects light, grapeseed oil flushes pooled

        blood, and a pentapeptide plays the long game to tighten wrinkles.

        $70
        Best Eco-Friendly Anti-Aging Treatment 2015

        Colorescience Anti-Aging Serum

        Best Eco-Friendly Anti-Aging Treatment 2015
        WINNER 2015

        Colorescience Anti-Aging Serum

        A newcomer on the anti-aging scene, this mineral-based serum has quickly made waves with dermatologists.

        Peptides reduce fine lines, hyaluronic acid plumps, and minerals provide a flattering tint to even skin tone. “Women want

        to simplify,” says N.Y.C. dermatologist Marina Peredo. “This does it all.”

        $150
        Best 2014 Editors' Pick

        L'Oréal Revitalift Miracle Blur

        Best 2014 Editors' Pick
        WINNER 2014

        L'Oréal Revitalift Miracle Blur

        This fast-acting finishing cream can be worn alone or under makeup to deliver a final dose of oil-absorbing silica and fade the look of fine lines and pores. Instant gratification junkies will be hooked.

        $25

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        Best 2014 Inexpensive Wrinkle Treatment

        Olay Regenerist Filling + Sealing

        Best 2014 Inexpensive Wrinkle Treatment
        WINNER 2014

        Olay Regenerist Filling + Sealing

        On George Clooney, eye crinkles are cute. On the rest of us? Not so much, especially once foundation settles in. Devised as an alternative to injectables, this vitamin E–rich ointment instantly fills fine lines around the eyes, forehead, and mouth, says Dr. Shah.

        $20
        Best 2014 Inexpensive Wrinkle Treatment

        ROC Retinol Correxion Deep Wrinkle Night Cream

        Best 2014 Inexpensive Wrinkle Treatment
        WINNER 2014

        ROC Retinol Correxion Deep Wrinkle Night Cream

        If you’re a retinol rookie, this lavish cream is an effective (and affordable) first foray. “People need time to build up tolerance for stronger prescription retinoids,” says Dr. Karyn Grossman, who touts its swift work on fine lines, yawning pores, and brown spots.

        $24
        Best Serum for Normal Skin 2015

        Skinceuticals CE Ferulic

        Best Serum for Normal Skin 2015
        WINNER 2015, 2014

        Skinceuticals CE Ferulic

        Like bodyguards for your skin, vitamins C and E in this serum fight free radicals while ferulic acid boosts collagen. Best of all, unlike many anti-agers, it’s nonirritating, says Dr. Shah, making it safe even for those with supersensitive skin.

        $162
        Best 2014 Eye Cream

        Neocutis Lumière Bio-Restorative

        Best 2014 Eye Cream
        WINNER 2014

        Neocutis Lumière Bio-Restorative

        Dry, puffy undereye bags are a drag. This caffeine-infused formula lightens dark circles and “creates a smoothing effect,” says N.Y.C. dermatologist Ellen Gendler. It also works as a primer for concealer. Baggage? Checked.

        $85
        Best 2014 Editors' Pick

        Silk 'n Face FX At-Home Anti-Aging Device

        Best 2014 Editors' Pick
        WINNER 2014

        Silk 'n Face FX At-Home Anti-Aging Device

        Not into needles? This collagen-boosting hand- held laser uses a mix of heat and light therapy to diminish fine lines, enlarged pores, and even dry skin, in two months. No pain, all gain. Silk 'n

        $149

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        Best 2014 Best Wrinkle Treatment

        SkinMedica Retinol Complex .25

        Best 2014 Best Wrinkle Treatment
        WINNER 2014

        SkinMedica Retinol Complex .25

        This elegant formula, which is also available in two stronger dosages, helps defend the face against free radicals and is even suitable for dry skin.

        $60
        Best 2014 Exfoliator

        Aveeno Positively Radiant Skin Brightening Daily Scrub

        Best 2014 Exfoliator
        WINNER 2014

        Aveeno Positively Radiant Skin Brightening Daily Scrub

        Some scrubs can leave microscopic lacerations in their wake, but the round microbeads in this soy-based brightener are gentle enough for daily exfoliating, says Dr. Emmy Graber.

        $7
        Best 2013 Discoloration/Brightening Cream

        Elure Advanced Lightening Lotion

        Best 2013 Discoloration/Brightening Cream
        WINNER 2013

        Elure Advanced Lightening Lotion

        Fact: Women with melasma and dark spots often have acne too. (We know—bummer.) This lotion won’t aggravate pimples the way other brightening lotions can, as it relies on “an enzyme to gradually break up demarcations,” says Dr. Jaliman.

        $150
        Best 2014 Exfoliating Brush

        Clarisonic Aria

        Best 2014 Exfoliating Brush
        WINNER 2014

        Clarisonic Aria

        Like a street sweeper for dead skin cells and dulling debris, this tool clears the way so that serums and anti-agers can get the job done. The head massages at three speeds (from delicate to deep cleaning), but all “give your skin the glowy look that everyone wants,” says N.Y.C. dermatologist Anthony Rossi.

        $199
        Best 2013 Inexpensive Wrinkle Treatment

        Olay Professional Pro-X

        Best 2013 Inexpensive Wrinkle Treatment
        WINNER 2013

        Olay Professional Pro-X

        A smarter coverage plan for fine lines and wrinkles. Vitamin B3 fends off moisture loss at the surface, while high-tech peptides and vitamin A go where few creams get reception: deep into the epidermis.

        $42
        Editor’s Pick
        Editors' Pick 2012

        L’Oréal Youth Code Serum

        Editor’s Pick
        WINNER 2012

        L’Oréal Youth Code Serum

        This silky serum has three amazing things going for it: skin brighteners and antioxidants that perk up dry skin, as well as lightinfusing particles that impart radiance.

        $25
        Editor’s Pick
        Editors' Pick 2012

        Philosophy Turbo Booster C Powder

        Editor’s Pick
        WINNER 2012

        Philosophy Turbo Booster C Powder

        Vitamin C is one of the best things you can put on your face to fight free radicals and fade dark spots. This stuff has loads of it. Use it alone, or mix it with your favorite SPF moisturizer for extra sun-fighting protection.

        $35
        Best 2012 Inexpensive Wrinkle Treatment

        Olay Pro X

        Best 2012 Inexpensive Wrinkle Treatment
        WINNER 2012

        Olay Pro X

        Dermatologists like that this gentle wrinkle fighter has all the trappings of a luxury cream (including retinol and peptides). But they’re even more jazzed that it contains skin-clearing niacinamide-so crucial for battling wrinkles and pimples.

        $42
        Best 2011 Face Tool

        Clarisonic Mia Sonic Skin Cleansing System

        Best 2011 Face Tool
        WINNER 2011

        Clarisonic Mia Sonic Skin Cleansing System

        Unlike coarse scrubs, this high-tech tool sloughs away dead skin cells and decongests pores without scratching. In fact, the oscillating bristles are so soft and pliant, they can go to work twice a day, says Karyn Grossman, a dermatologist in Santa Monica, Calif.

        $149
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